UK: Clarendon Fund Scholarship for International Students 2013/2014

Scholarship Name: Clarendon Fund Scholarship

Brief description

The Clarendon Fund scholarships open to all graduate (Masters, MBA and Doctoral degree) applicants regardless of Nationality for entry in 2013/2014 at University of Oxford UK

Accepted Subject Areas?

All subjects can be funded by a Clarendon Scholarship. There is no quota by subject or preference for any particular course type. This encompasses all full-time and part-time Master’s courses (MSt, MSc, BCL/MJur, MBA, MFE, MPhil, BPhil, MSc by Research, MTh) and all DPhil programmes. A list of the all the graduate courses offered by the University of Oxford can be found on the Graduate Course Guide (from link below).

About Scholarship

From 1 September 2011, all postgraduate applicants for 2013/2014 entry to Oxford University will be eligible for the prestigious Clarendon scholarship funding which has, up until now, only been open to international candidates with overseas fee status. In this 10th anniversary year (2011) of the founding of the Clarendon Scholarships, this change will see the Clarendon Fund further strengthened as a flagship university graduate scholarship financial opportunity, and offer the widest possibilities for attracting matched funding from donor partners within and outside the University.

Scholarship Offered Since: 2001

By what Criteria is Selection Made?

Selection criteria vary slightly depending on the subject area and whether applicants apply for a taught or research degree, but include:

  • An excellent academic record is essential:
  • A high first class honours degree or its equivalent (a GPA score of at least 3.7 if the mark is out of 4, noting that most successful candidates achieve a score higher than 3.7) or an outstanding academic record at Master’s level is necessary (noting that an outstanding Master’s degree can compensate for a moderate first degree performance).
  • Other indicators of high academic achievement may include individual marks on student transcripts; evidence of previous university prizes or awards;
  • information on your overall position within your cohort; and publications (if applicable).
  • Aptitude for the proposed course of study: This may be assessed by reviewing academic references, the research proposal, demonstrated evidence of aptitude for research, and the likelihood the scholar will contribute significantly to their field of study.
  • Student motivation: This is assessed through evidence of the applicant’s commitment to their proposed course, evaluated by the personal statement and referees’ reports.

Who is qualified to apply?

  • Candidates applying to start a new graduate course at Oxford are eligible. This includes students who are currently studying for a Master’s degree at Oxford but who will be re-applying for a DPhil (you would be eligible for funding for the DPhil).
  • Scholarships are tenable in all subject areas and open to candidates who will be starting a new course.

How Many Scholarships are available? Not Specified (Several)

What are the benefits?

  • All Clarendon Scholarships cover tuition and college fees in full and a generous grant for living expenses.
  • The grant for living expenses for scholars on a full-time in 2010-11 is GBP£13,590, which is normally sufficient to cover the living expenses of a single student living in Oxford.

How long will sponsorship last?

Clarendon Scholarships are offered for the full period that you are liable to pay tuition fees to the University, which is usually the same as the length of your course

Eligible African Countries

Clarendon scholars come from all continents in the world: from Africa, North America, Australia, South America, Asia, the Middle East to Europe

To be taken at (country): University of Oxford, UK

What time of year does Application Close?

The closing date for Graduate Admissions for 2013-14 is Friday 18th January 2013 (or 4th January for Medical Sciences, Philosophy, Politics and International Relations).

Offered annually? Yes

How can I Apply?

By applying for graduate study at Oxford University you will automatically be considered for a Clarendon Scholarship. You do not need to submit any additional documents specifically for the Clarendon Scholarships and there is no separate scholarship application form.

The information that you provide with your application form for graduate study at Oxford will be used to assess your funding application. Once the application deadline has passed, you are not able to provide any additional supporting materials (unless the department you are applying to has specifically requested this in support of your application for admission to Oxford).


The Clarendon Fund with donations from partners within and outside the University

How can I get more information?

If you need more Information about this scholarship, kindly visit the Scholarship Webpage

Important Notes:

Scholarships are subject to an annual renewal process based on satisfactory academic progress.

Results for entry in 2013-2014 will be available in April 2013.


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